Sunday, January 4, 2009


I took Junior to the grocery store today. First, why does eating healthy have to cost so much? And I thought 4 oz of cheese would be a little slice, not a huge amount. Good for my tummy, not good for my bank account. Cheese is expensive.

Usually Junior will stay in one of the carts for the entire trip, but not today. He managed to escape and step all over the food. Then he wanted out, and proceeded to fill up my cart with cans of tuna. I got that straightened out and he decided it was time to "skateboard" down the aisles which means he scoots sideways yelling out "I'm skateboard, watch out people!". I convinced him to help me push the cart, and while I was looking for the perfect yogurt for my meal plan, he ran it into a display of CD's and ran it over. So we picked up that and moved on to the frozen food section.

I thought he wasn't tall enough to open the freezer doors, but he was. He then tried to put himself in the freezer, but wanted to have his coat and hat on. Got him out of the freezer and then we continued to the front of the store. Damn HEB for putting a HUGE toy section in. After I dragged him away from the toys, he "helped" me unload the groceries so that I could pay for them. With that completed he wanted to help the sacker load up the groceries into the cart. That got boring so he took his buddy buck and wanted to spend it. When the machine ate his buddy buck, he was back to "helping" everyone within a 6 foot radius. He told everyone his name and was getting to know the general population of Killeen. The sacker was great and told me that I would either need his help or a few extra hands that he couldn't offer today.

He gave Junior a balloon with a lollipop attached and we were headed out. Why anyone thinks it is a good idea to hand out balloons I am still not sure. We managed to make it out to the car in the cold and wind and not lose it thankfully.

Groceries are put away, we are relaxing in front of the tv before we go to the gym at 1, and then my friend Abbey sent me this link. Wouldn't that be a nice surprise? Still not holding my breath.

And for some random thoughts:

--Remind me not to put pants that snap up the crotch on my son. He unsnaps them all and wants to wear a "skirt".

--My mom kept the girls last night so I had an evening and a day of no fighting! I wouldn't get this at Carson.

--School is back in session tomorrow and no matter how much I prepare, I am never ready.

--Yesterday in the car, Abs was giving Em a hard time. Em of course knows everything and corrected Abs. Abs response was "Don't you know sarcasm when you hear it Em?". I wonder what Abs will be like when she is 8.

--I want to see Mamma Mia the movie. I wanted to see it on Broadway when we were in NYC, but that wasn't one of the $3 tickets for the military!

--The economy is affecting many of my friends, and one just found out last night that he is out of work as of this week. Not a good thing since he just relocated for the job. Makes me glad that Gunner and I both have job security.

--I never got my car in to get serviced over the break, so I guess I will try out their pick up and delivery service while I am at school one day.

--Every muscle in my body hurts. I need a nap. I am headed to the gym as soon as the daycare opens.

--Junior isn't a Junior, but it is what my friend called him when I was pregnant. We didn't find out the sex and it drove her nuts. I was shocked that we had a boy.

--I'm kind of excited about giving the outlaws the present I got them. When it gets delivered I'll post pictures, I hope it turns out like I expect.

--I'm tired of changing diapers, I don't know how people have a litter of kids.

--When I was in college, the first color printers that were affordable came out. My dad brought me one and I used it to create a spreadsheet of my income vs. expenses. He laughed and laughed and gave me an increase in my allowance. Not exactly what he had in mind, but it worked.

--I've never seen the move "It's a Wonderful Life". Maybe next Christmas?

--I used to think that crocs were ugly and I would never wear a pair. Now I live in them, and they are great since I am on my feet all day at school chasing children. Never say never.

--Em wears a size 8 in women's shoes. I need to get her a larger size and it drives me nuts that I have to shell out adult prices for shoes for an 11 year old. Good thing I like her!

--I once worked for Golden Corral for 3 1/2 days. It was awful and my only experience with working in a restaurant--hopefully my last.

--I always wanted 4 kids. What was I thinking? Three is definitely my limit. Abs is the equivalent of 5 children.

Off to the gym....


The Mrs. said...

ah the joys of the grocery store and small kids. Mine start out great but halfway thru the commissary it all goes to pot. Everyone knows their name by the time we check out. EVERYONE.

I too am tired of changing diapers. We are starting dash-2 on the potty and in some ways I'd rather change diapers then get him on and off the potty (and out of three layers of clothes) 53 times a day only to actually pee twice!

Uncle Dan said...

When we used to take the girls grocery shopping with us it was common to find strange things in the bags when we got home. After dealing with that, the girls and I used to push the cart around the store and we spoke of this strange lady that would put things in our cart, of course it was their Mom.

bugginbri said...

I can completely relate to the grocery store incident. I took all three of my boys to Lowe's over the weekend. Mason (11 mos) won't sit in the cart, he must stand, turn around and almost fall out. Even the seat belt can't keep him in one place. I ended up just holding him on my hip. So i'm checking out one-handed and trying to keep the other two boys in line. My oldest will not leave my middle one alone! I swear I looked like "one of those woman that had too many kids". How embarrassing!

Guard Wife said...

Reading about the grocery store made me tired for you!

In high school, a group I was in held afterprom meals for various schools for our fundraiser. We did about a 1/2 dozen and they were at Golden Corral. I couldn't understand HOW people could leave their table areas such a filthy and disgusting mess & then the kitchen was about 900 degrees...EEESH.

I went to the gym too...I ache as well.

Anonymous said...

You mean you didn't have to live on $50 a month? Guess it doesn't pay to be the oldest - on all fronts! I don't know that they had color printers in my day (yikes!) and we certainly never had computers...and I'm only like 6 years or so older!